LiveMore makes hires to meet growing over-50s mortgage demand

LiveMore Capital, the specialist lender simplifying later-life mortgages, has hired Andrew McGill (pictured) as sales operations manager, as it continues to accelerate its efforts in the mortgage market for over-50s. 

McGill brings over 20 years of experience within financial services, with previous roles spanning mortgage advisory and senior customer service positions at Barclays, Alliance & Leicester and Principality Building Society. He will be instrumental in developing the customer journey and further establishing LiveMore’s newly-opened Bristol office, launched at the height of the pandemic.

In parallel, LiveMore has appointed Rob Abdur, previously sales account manager, and Austin Durant, formerly a mortgage and equity release advisor at Key, to the newly-created role of business development manager. Both will use their extensive knowledge of the later-life market to support brokers and the LiveMore sales team by streamlining processes and identifying new areas of opportunity for lenders and brokers.

Rob Abdur

The restructuring comes against the backdrop of recent FCA research that puts the estimated number of UK mortgage prisoners at close to 200,000 households, bringing demand for interest-only mortgages to an all-time high. LiveMore is responding by continuing to adapt its offering to serve more audiences, with new hires and role creations to enhance its emphasis on real customer care and a seamless later-life lending experience.

Austin Durant

McGill LiveMore Capital, said:  “I’m excited to be joining LiveMore as they double down on truly challenging the way the market views over-50s customers. There’s an opportunity here to make a real difference to people’s lives whilst creating great business outcomes, and I’m proud to be a part of it.”

Alison Pallett, managing director of sales, LiveMore Capital, added: “I’m thrilled to welcome Andrew and Austin as we continue to shake up the lending landscape on an increasingly bigger scale. We’re on a mission to deliver more choice and better outcomes for a woefully underserved market, and the growth and developments within our team are an exciting step along the way. I look forward to pressing ahead with our passionate and forward-thinking team to get later-life lending to where it should rightfully be.”

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